EHG5765 - Walkover survey - Ben Shieldaig Native Woodland Planting Scheme, Torridon (Phase 2)



West Coast Archaeological Services


Nov 2020


An archaeological walkover survey was carried out by West Coast Archaeological Services in 2020 on behalf of The Woodland Trust in advance of the creation of an access track and two parking areas on the Ben Shieldaig Estate, Torridon, Wester Ross. The walkover survey for this report forms additional archaeological input to the desk based assessment and walkover survey conducted at Ben Shieldaig in 2019, carried out in advance of a woodland planting and regeneration scheme (see EHG5656). The original survey recorded 46 archaeological sites comprising a total of 103 individual structures. Only three archaeological sites were recorded as a part of this additional survey, including a brick-built water tank and associated ironwork within close proximity to the parking area adjacent to the A896 at Balgy, the old track/right of way connecting the Balgy Township with Shieldaig at Balgy, and a fragment of degraded stone dyke to the northeast side of the parking area at Reidh-nan-uaig in Glen Shieldaig. A wide corridor was walked to cover the potential route of the new access track between Balgy and Loch Damh, to ensure no archaeological sites would be impacted by the development. <1>

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  • <1>XY Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Birch, S.. 2021. Ben Shieldaig Native Woodland Planting Scheme, Torridon, Wester Ross: Phase 2 Archaeological Walkover Survey – Access Track and parking areas. West Coast Archaeological Services. Digital. [Mapped features: #12462 ; #12463 Survey area, ]



Location Ben Shieldaig, Torridon
Grid reference Centred NG 8461 5385 (674m by 1331m)
Map sheet NG85SW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY

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Jun 17 2022 12:11PM

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